This review, “Orion’s new binocular telescope tested,” appeared in the March 2008 issue of Astronomy magazine
For the past 4 decades, I’ve lived by the creed that, for stargazing, two eyes are better than one. If you need convincing, Orion Telescopes and Binoculars makes a strong case with its BT70 binocular telescope.
The BT70’s 20x eyepieces capture 3.2° of sky thanks to their 63° apparent fields of view. Each eyepiece focuses individually. Fold-out rubber eyecups and 15.5mm of eye relief make viewing comfortable, even if you wear glasses. The BT70 also comes with a removable handle, slide-out dew caps, and a sturdy, foam-fitted carrying case.
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